Danica Patrick has announced that she and husband Paul Hospenthal have decided to end their marriage.
"I am sad to inform my fans that after 7 years, Paul and I have decided to amicably end our marriage,” said Patrick in a written statement today. “This isn't easy for either of us, but mutually it has come to this. He has been an important person and friend in my life and that's how we will remain moving forward."
Hospenthal, 47, is 17 years older than the 30-year old Patrick, and has a successful career as a successful physical therapist . They have been married since 2005.